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Adaptation of the ‘Spiderwick Chronicles’ series is not making headway on Disney+ – Variety

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Adaptation of ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ series is no longer progressing on Disney+, diversity has confirmed.

Developed by Paramount Television Studios and 20th Television, the completed six-episode series is currently being sold to other potential buyers.

Based on the best-selling children’s books of the same name by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles live-action series follows the Grace family as they move into their ancestral home, The Spiderwick Estate, and discover another world of fairies. The streamer announced The Spiderwick Chronicles series in November 2021 as part of Disney+ Day.

Last year, diversity Exclusively reports that “Shazam!” has been cast for the series alongside Christian Slater, Lyon Daniels and Noah Cottrell, as well as leads Jack Dylan Grazer, Joy Bryant and Mychala Lee. Grazer provides the voice of sucker Thimbletack, while Bryant and Lee play Helen Grace and Mallory, respectively.

Showrunner Aron Eli Coleite serves as executive producer alongside Black, DiTerlizzi, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, DJ Goldberg and Julie Kane-Ritsch. Kat Coiro is directing and executive producing the first two episodes.

DiTerlizzi and Black’s Spiderwick Chronicles series consists of five books: The Field Guide, The Seeing Stone, Lucinda’s Secret, The Ironwood Tree, and The Wrath of Mulgarath. A spin-off series entitled Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles includes three novels including The Nixie’s Song, A Giant Problem and The Wyrm King. The 2008 film adaptation of the books starred Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Short, Nick Nolte and Seth Rogen.

In addition to canceling The Spiderwick Chronicles, Disney+ recently canceled Doogie Kamealoha, MD after two seasons.

Deadline first released the Spiderwick Chronicles news.

Source: variety.com

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